How can great leadership and a strong company culture elevate engagement and drive business performance? Our new white paper, “Winning with Culture: How Leadership Drives Engagement & Performance,” answers that question.
New research by Modern Survey found that organizations with engaged employees share 4 common traits. Let’s take a deeper dive into two of these traits and how great leadership makes them happen.
Employees have confidence in senior management.
Great leaders excel at communicating consistently – but also at listening to their employees. So much good thinking exists inside most organizations and it is incumbent upon leadership to tap into those ideas and insights. As a leader, you need to answer the question “how are we making sure the best ideas inside the organization are coming forward?”
The leaders at Red Hat, a company driven by a culture of meritocracy, understand this idea. “The best ideas come from where the work is being done, not necessarily from the top down,” says DeLisa Alexander, executive vice president and chief people officer at Red Hat.
Great leaders inspire confidence and commitment from employees by making sure employees’ ideas are heard.
Employees’ work gives them a feeling of personal accomplishment.
One way to boost employees’ sense of accomplishment: Celebrate achievements. Design simple ways to encourage and support employees and reinforce great work. Farm Credit Services of America launched a “Making a Difference” award. Any employee at the company can give the award (with a gift card valued at up to $25, paid for by the company) to any other employee, as recognition for a job well done or as a thank-you for lending a hand on a tough project.
Great leaders recognize employees’ achievements.
Learn more about leadership and engagement – download the full white paper.
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